Stephen Neil Gill
Artist Statement
Bio / Awards / Shows


Artist Statement/Bio
Photographic Images
Painting Drawing Mixed Media

From the time I could walk my parents would take me to the New York City museums, dad was a talented commercial logo artist during the "madmen" advertising era conceiving the original Coca Cola logo among many others. Mid Century Modern always captured my attention and imagination. As a young boy I would sit for long periods of time mesmerized by the shapes, colors, and composition.
I pursue a fragmented, multiple task effort working on several pieces simultaneously in two main arenas of concentration, mid century modern from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider all mediums, and photography, pOp surreal, conceptual, instant film, in digital and analog execution.

I Define My Art Style as
 Mid Century Modern Contemporary Outsider
The use of negative space and implementation
of minimalism highlight the forms and subjects
The mid century style stems form iconic influences Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Adolf Gottlieb, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Sol Lewitt, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Richard Tuttle and numerous others, then branches out to take form from the viewpoint of a contemporary outsider, raw, brut, primitive in nature with strokes of Joan Miro, Karel Appel and Eugenio Cuttica.
The primitive aspect of my work is derived from the subconscious evolution ecosystem theorem. Reference 30,000 BC Paleolithic Shaman Hipster Artist, painting images of animals deep within European caves. Psychology/Biology seepage noted.
An Associate and His Wife Once Referred to One of My Paintings as Organized Chaos. I Agree with the Observation. It Is Especially Prevalent in the Subconscious Evolution Ecosystem Theorem Series.


PHOTOGRAPHY
I revel in the astral projection of
my mind through the lens of the camera
Bathing in the light

SERIES CONCENTRATIONS
pOp Dolls
Concept Images
Instant Film
Portraits with Plushies



Artists Statement

pOp Dolls

 During my 11 year stay in Los Angeles and Palm Springs California 1997-2008 refuge and comfort were found at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Hollywood Blvd. It was there an affinity, and devotion to the

style of pop surrealism / lowbrow was formed.

2005 the first "pOp doll" was born.

 A population of pOp dolls followed containing gene traits of Blythe, Barbie, Bratz, Living Dead, and Pullip, each Pop Doll having its own unique look and personality. No two pOp dolls are the same with the exception of the Siamese twins. Numerous editing steps are taken during conception, birth, and growth. Complex technical information is purposely omitted to insure individual traits. It would be an extremely difficult task to reproduce a pOp Doll except if it was cloned at birth.

 

Muses participating in this series of portraits communicate in the advance to select clothing, accessories, and props. Exterior and interior locations of home and apartment sets are carefully planned. We collaborate on pre-production details to highlight aspects of personality, taste, interests, and skills, weaving their story as collaborators. Post production is executed by me. The photo sessions are always fun and interesting with the ultimate goal of producing a new, unique, refreshing pOp doll portrait for the muse and photographer.

 

All 200 pOp dolls are up for adoption seeking warm, safe, loving, caring homes, either temporary or permanent. Well behaved, never getting into trouble, and playing well with others describes their disposition. Pop Dolls have a lot of heart and can be recruited for worthy charitable causes.  





Awards / Shows




Kodak Award
Kodak Gallery NYC

Katonah Gallery New York

Arts and Flowers Gallery NYC

Mussavi Gallery NYC

Outpost Contemporary LA CA

LA Contemporary LA CA

Act Gallery Ft. Myers FL

Fifty Artists Denver CO

Bob Rauschenburg Gallery
 Fort Myers Florida

POPT Gallery Italy

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Tampa Florida

Owlstand Online Gallery
London England

DKO Gallery Articulata
Zurich Switzerland

Hannah Bacol Busch
Novus Conceptum
Bellaire Texas





anne darlene, photo credit, california
"California" Photo: Anne Darlene


Self Representing Artist
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stephengill@live.com

Online Representation
Some of My Work Can be
Found on the Following Sites

www.saatchiart.com
www.vangoart.com
www.zatista.com
www.owlstand.com
www.artslant.com
www.popt.com

www.artsyhome.com
www.ebay.com
www.amazon.com
www.artebooking.com
www.theartstack.com
www.chairish.com










photo credit, anne darlene,
Rauschenberg Gallery Fort Myers Florida Photo:: Anne Darlene








stephen neil gill, home studio,
"Home Studio Cape Coral Florida" Photo: Anne Darlene








group show, 2015. fmpoa,
Group Show FMOPA 2015 Photo: Anne Darlene